Luxury Indian cruise liner to set sail for Maldives in October

Indian shipping company AMET has announced that the cruise liner MV AMET Majesty will sail from Kochi to the Maldives starting October for a weekly four-night cruise intended to open the country to middle class Indian visitors.

“Only foreign cruise liners used to visit the ports that always remained the prerogative of the rich. With the rightly priced packages, AMET cruise brings cruise tourism options within the reach of the urban middle class,’’ AMET’s CEO Bharathi said.

The luxury cruise, equipped with dance floor, disco, casinos, show lounges, bars, swimming pool, barbeque and conference room is expected to be especially popular for weddings, the company said.